5188.0 Primary Prevention Strategies for Breast and Cervical Cancer

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Prevention and early detection strategies are important in reducing breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality. This session focuses on screening for breast and cervical cancer in underserved populations. In particular, presentations in this session will explore barriers to seeking and adhering to mammography screenings and assessing perceptions relating to HPV, cervical cancer, and the available vaccine. Programs implemented to increase screenings for breast and cervical cancer will also be described.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize how understanding differential barriers to screening can inform planning for mammography awareness and support programs. 2. Describe successful strategies and best practices relating to breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Johanna M. Hinman, MPH, CHES

12:45 PM
Assessing South African Women's Knowledge of the Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer, Perception of risk, and Vaccine knowledge and acceptability
Shelley A. Francis, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Joan Liverpool, EdD, Roland J. Thorpe, PhD, Soji Soogun, MBBS, MCFP and Jennifer Nelson
1:00 PM
DVD intervention to increase breast cancer screening in vulnerable populations: Focus on Gulf South uninsured women non-adherent with mammography
Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, Gloria Giarratano, APRN, PhD, Farah A. Arosemena, MPH and Angelita H. Brown, MS

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing